by Kerry Hansen
Hallie O’Higgins, a senior at Boerne-Champion High School in Boerne, Texas earned a gold medal in a national Interior Design competition. This year the event, put on by the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), took place in Nashville, TN.
Hallie has been involved with the interior design program at Champion High School since her freshman year. She was first introduced to Chief Architect during her sophomore year. Hallie credits her love for architecture and design to Chief Architect. “Once I began using the software, I discovered a love for architecture. Designing functional floor plans and decorating multiple spaces became so enjoyable with the Chief Architect software.”Continue reading…
Chief Architect Design Contests are a fun way to share your designs, build credibility and expose your brand. Share one of your Remodel or Addition Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.Continue reading…
Throughout the years, homes have become spaces with intelligent technology. Complete with thermostats that can be adjusted on a phone to virtual assistants making the grocery list, these innovations can be helpful with gadgets for nearly every room of a house.Continue reading…
By Kerry Hansen
The first design contest of 2022 did not disappoint. Please help us congratulate the February/March Kitchen, Bath, and Interiors Design contest winners!Continue reading…
Each month we receive a great selection of renderings created by our users for the Chief Architect Design Contests. We’d like to share some ideas and suggestions for how you can craft a great design contest entry that Facebook voters respond positively to. These techniques can be applied when entering a Chief Architect Design Contest, or any other home design contest you might be considering. Let’s get started!
One of the best, and most obvious, aspects of a great design contest entry is a nice rendering. However, it’s also important to supplement the rendering with a well-written description along with your contact information; this is a perfect chance to show off your skills and share your story! We then recommend sharing the post on your own social media channels for the best exposure, we’ll get to this part in a bit.Continue reading…
Chief Architect Design Contests are a fun way to share your designs, build credibility and expose your brand. Share one of your Residential Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.Continue reading…
Chief Architect Software offers two home design software options for professional designers: Chief Architect Premier and Chief Architect Interiors. This article will explore the primary differences between the two products and help guide your decision for which product would be the best fit based on your specific needs.Continue reading…
Chief Architect Design Contests are a fun way to share your designs, build credibility and expose your brand. Share one of your Kitchen/Bath or Interior Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.
- Email a single image, 360° image, or video of your design to email@example.com
- Include your name, company information, and the software you used.
- Describe your design and planning process for your submission including any background information about the project.
Chief Architect live webinars are a great way to further your knowledge in the software. The current weekly webinar series is focusing on the process used to design the Austin Sample Plan. These webinars allow attendees to ask questions to Chief Architect staff and hear questions from other Chief Architect users. Sometimes a sneak peek of new features coming to the next version of Chief Architect is provided.
See the full webinar schedule to sign up. Can’t attend the live session? Sign up and we will email you a recording of the presentation.
- Feb. 17: New Plan Tips & Space Planning (Recap)
- Feb. 24: Massing and Conceptualization (Recap)
- March 3: Doors & Windows / Schedules & Dimensions (Recap)
- March 10: Foundations – Crawl, Basement, Slab, Mixed (Recap)
- March 17: Roofs – Styles, Options & Details (Recap)
- March 24: Ceilings – Vault, Shed, Trey & A Reflected Plan (Recap)
- March 31: Wall Framing (Recap)
- April 7: Floor & Roof Framing (Recap)
- April 14: Elevations & Cross-Sections (Recap)
- April 21: Kitchen Design Part 1 — Floor Plan & Cabinet Layout (Recap)
- April 28: Kitchen Design Part 2 — Elevations, Dimensions & Islands (Recap)
- May 5: Bath Design (Recap)
- May 12: Remodeling/As-Built Overlays (Recap)
If you are new to Chief Architect or using an older version, a free trial is available for download.Continue reading…